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South Riding

by Winifred Holtby

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Winifred Holtby's great novel SOUTH RIDING was published posthumously. She died only a few months after finishing it and never saw it in print. It has since been...


Black Widow

by Isadora Bryan

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…

Someone is killing and mutilating young men in Amsterdam – the murders are brutal, sexual, and ritualized. For detective Joyce Pino, after a succession of failures,...


We

by Yevgeny Zamyatin

First published in the West in 1924, We is an adventurous story of the future nameless "numbers," the two-tenths of the world's population that survived the Great Two Hundred Years War. Their food is derived...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful...


My Secret Life

by Walter

My Secret Life Vol. 1-3 is a memoir of the author’s sexual experiences and education over the course of multiple decades. Beginning with his first experiences with sexuality as a child, Walter (as he calls...


The Aeneid of Virgil

by Virgil & Allen Mandelbaum

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and...


Adieu

by Honore de Balzac & Katharine Prescott Wormeley

The longish short story "Adieu" is an excerpt from Honore de Balzac's sweeping masterpiece The Human Comedy. A ghost story of sorts, this tragic tale recounts the blossoming romance of two lovers whose relationship...


The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is one of Stevenson's darker, more political novels. Two brothers are brought into conflict by the Jacobite rising of 1745, which tears their family apart.


The Enormous Room

by E.E. Cummings

A high-energy romp, the poet's prose memoir recounts his military service in World War I, when a comedy of errors led to his unjust arrest and imprisonment for treason.


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Venture into the depths of the jungle with Mowgli, the “man cub”, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, an Indian Mongoose, and others in Rudyard Kipling’s enduring classic, The Jungle...


Don Quixote - Vol. 1

by Miguel de Cervantes

Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western...


The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil...


The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal:...


The Histories

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Lathe of Heaven

by Ursula K Le Guin

For the first time in eBook edition comes a science fiction classic that is at once eerie and prescient, wildly entertaining and ferociously intelligent.  

Winner of the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, the...


The Third Man

by Graham Greene

Experience the thrilling search for the Third Man as you follow Harry Lime through the gloomy and treacherous streets of Vienna, a city divided by war and corruption. This undisputed spy classic is now available...


The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition

by Ernest Hemingway

This new edition of The Sun Also Rises celebrates the art and craft of Hemingway’s quintessential story of the Lost Generation—presented by the Hemingway family with illuminating supplementary material from...


The Art of War: The Oldest Military Treatise in the World

by Sun Tzu

Inspiring countless business, political and military leaders (Napoleon, Mao Zedong and General MacArthur among them), The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu from the 6th century BC. Its 13...


Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

#1 Bestseller

Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti

12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account...